TIRE HILL — KUZMA – Edward, 85, Tire Hill, passed away Jan. 2, 2013, at Laurel View Village. Born Oct. 10, 1927, in Johnstown, son of John and Mary (Podbensik) Kuzma. Preceded in death by parents; wife, Ruth (Edwards) Kuzma; brothers, Stephen, Alvin and William Kuzma; sister, Margaret Bevec; and grandson, Richard Jones. Survived by loving daughters, Joyce, married to Edward Patosky, Tire Hill; and Sharon, married to Jack Jones, Hollsopple; grandchildren, Melissa, married to Dennis Bloom; Shawn, married to Julie Patosky; and Jack, married to Kelly Jones; and great-grandchildren, Tyler and Emily Levadnuk, Taylor and Brittany Bloom and Amanda Jones. Also survived by brother, Paul, married to Paula Kuzma; sister, Alice Kuzma; and loving and loyal companion, Threse Baywood, and family. Edward was a Korean War veteran and retired from Bethlehem Steel with 34 years of service. Member of St. Anne Catholic Church, Moxham; 50-year member of Slovene National Benefit Society; SNPJ national board member; president of Lodge 289; past president of Conemaugh Valley Federation; Jerome American Legion; charter member of Hollsopple and Tire Hill Sportsmen’s; and Conemaugh Township Krings Volunteer Fire Department. He promoted his Slovenian heritage and enjoyed listening and dancing to polka music. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Moskal & Kennedy Colonial Funeral Home, Moxham, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Father Bernard Karmanocky, officiating. Committal, Stahl Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to SNPJ Scholarship Fund or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.moskalandkennedyfuneralhome.com.
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Georgia R. Brown
BROWN – Georgia R., 90, Lincoln Highway, Bedford, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home.
John R. Franko Jr.
FRANKO – John R. Jr. “Bunko,” 72, Conemaugh, died April 20, 2014, at home.
Dorothy Mae Gillman
GILLMAN – Dorothy Mae, 93, Mount Hope, went to be with her Lord April 22, 2014.
Hulda Elmira Heslop
HESLOP – Hulda Elmira, 95, formerly of Ferndale and New Paris, died April 21, 2014, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Jean M. Holtz
HOLTZ – Jean M., 82, Hastings, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 21, 2014, at Golden Living-HAIDA.
Margaret Gloria Marsh
MARSH – Margaret Gloria, born Dec. 28, 1927, was called to her heavenly home April 19, 2014.
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Wayne R. Bailey
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
Sarah G. Balzano
BALZANO – Sarah G., 87, Dysart, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Michael Coleman Barabas
BARABAS – Michael Coleman, 75, Johnstown, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his loving family April 21, 2014, at home.
Richard N. Handel
HANDEL – Richard N., 72, Portage, passed away April 17, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
KLINE – Roseann, 84, Ebensburg, passed away suddenly April 19, 2014, at home.
Bobby Gene Lambert
LAMBERT – Bobby Gene, 72, Shanksville, died April 20, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Ann M. Lashinsky
LASHINSKY – Mrs. Ann M., 94, Windber, went to be with the Lord April 21, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Elton, Pa.
Ruth V. Parkinson
PARKINSON – Ruth V., 86, Johnstown, passed away April 20, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
RISHELL – Joseph “Bud,” 76, Eighth Ward, formerly of East Conemaugh Borough, passed away April 20, 2014.
Amanda N. Sherry-Griffon
SHERRY-GRIFFON – Amanda N., 30, Northern Cambria, passed away April 19, 2014.
George William Smith
SMITH – George William “Smitty Bill” “Pap,” 81, Sidman, died suddenly Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Carol A. Vladic
VLADIC – Carol A., 74, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Johnstown, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 19, 2014.
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